Interatomic Auger Rates for the Sodium Fluoride Crystal

  • T. A. Green
  • D. R. Jennison
Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 13)


Interatomic Auger rates for the NaF crystal are calculated for initial 1s, 2s, and 2p holes in the Na+ ion. The crystal is simulated by an (NaF6)5- cluster embedded in a large number of point ions, and the one-electron orbitals are obtained from restricted Hartree-Fock calculations of the initial state. The calculated interatomic Auger widths for the transitions Na(1s)Na(2p)F(2p), Na(2s)Na(2p)F(2p), and Na(2p)F(2p)F(2p)′ are 0.00173, 0.641, and 0.153 eV respectively. For comparison, the width of the Na(KLL) Auger transition is close to 0.26 eV. Widths for the transitions Na(1s)Na(2p)F(2p) and Na(2p)F(2p)F(2p)′ can be inferred from experimental data. Theory and experiment agree to within 50%. This represents a considerable improvement over previous theoretical treatments.


Sodium Fluoride Core Hole Auger Transition Valence Molecular Orbital Auger Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Green
    • 1
  • D. R. Jennison
    • 1
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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